Submitted by Due Diligence
After reviewing media reports over the past couple of years I have updated my chronology of the Sandals/Almond saga, with particular attention to the Heywoods property.
In April 2012, Almond Beach Village closed its doors to guests sending 500 workers on the breadline.
November 2012 Neal & Massy Group CEO, Gervase Warner, revealed three private sector parties, Jamaica’s Sandals Resorts headed by Gordon Butch Stewart, a group led by local businessman Bjorn Bjerkhamn, and Paul Doyle’s Crane Resorts had all submitted bids to buy the St. Peter hotel. The original trio had been reduced to one “preferred buyer” and the necessary paper work to complete the transaction was underway. Sources said Paul Doyle of The Crane was the front-runner.